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April 29, 1905

Tampon for Nose and Nasopharynx.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(17):1382. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500440058015

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Minneapolis, April 18, 1905.

To the Editor:  —In The Journal, April 1, page 1073, you abstract G. Lennhoff's description of a tampon for nose and nasopharynx, a long narrow strip of gauze tied at one end with a strong thread which is passed through several folds of the gauze, the string to be held by an assistant while the operator packs the gauze into the nose to the required extent. Permit me to make an addition to the technic, which makes the tampon the best possible. I have used such a tampon, which I devised five years ago, as an improvement on Ingals' many string tampon, with great satisfaction. The one difficulty is that of packing the gauze along the thread without entanglements. The best "assistant" is a tube, through which the string is passed, which serves to carry the tied end of gauze to the nasopharynx, and over which

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